Lions discuss pancakes and sping cleaning

The Crawfordsville Lions Club met Monday, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at the Crawfordsville Community Room with 15 members and one guest, Dan Widmer, present.

Lion President Adam Mitchell opened the meeting leading the club in the Pledge of Allegiance and Lion secretary Nancy Love gave the opening prayer.

After a delicious meal prepared and served by Alice Hochstetler, the club enjoyed an informative program given by Dan Widmer, Washington County Auditor, on voting practices in Washington County.

Following the program, the meeting reconvened. The minutes of the Feb. 11, 2019, meeting were approved as read. The treasurer gave his report.

Old Business: It was noted that the Pancake Supper went well. There were about 225 people served, not including Lions and their helpers. Lion Larry Swailes thanked the 4-H kids and other youth who came to help for the benefit of the community. There were various comments made about the sausage. The issue of painting the community room, which was tabled at the last meeting was revisited. Club members will undertake the task, and the Community Club and Fire Department will pitch in to cover the cost of the paint. The request for a donation to the Optometry School was tabled once again.

New Business: It was decided to sell the old griddles. Lions Adam, Lance and Billie Jo will put together a slate of officers for the 2019-2020 year to be presented at the next meeting. It was moved, seconded and approved to donate to WACO after-prom. It was moved, seconded and approved to elect Lion Nancy to be a delegate to the State Convention in June. It was noted the club can have two delegates since it has more than 20 members. One of the issues to be voted on at state convention is to change the bylaws to return to a printed copy of the Iowa Lion for all members instead of sending two hard copies to each secretary. Road clean up is scheduled for April 6 at 9 a.m. It was moved seconded and approved to donate the leftover pancake mix to the Fire Department for their pancake breakfast in April. The club will once again be offering a scholarship to a WACO graduate. The scholarship committee is yet to be determined.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned with trivia by the club’s trusty tail twister Lion Larry Fletcher.

On Saturday, March 9, Audrey Smith competed in the State Archery Tournament on the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. She shot in 3D and Bull’s-eye for the Washington Lincoln Elementary Team. The 3D team won 2nd place out of seven Elementary teams in the state. The Elementary Bullseye team placed 3rd in the state out of 14 teams. Individually, Audrey won 1st place in the State of Iowa in 3D shooting, a 261 out of a possible 300 and 11th place in Bull’s-eye shooting a 262 out of a possible 300. She is now eligible to go on to the National Competition in Louisville Kentucky. This is her second year in the archery program at Lincoln Elementary.

Audrey is a fifth-grade student at St. James in Washington and the daughter of Sonya Love-Smith and Clyde Smith of Crawfordsville.